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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby grant1simons2 » October 20th, 2014, 9:16 pm

Meaning it's exciting and they want to find out about it.. It was the best I had! Yes, but then again, rumors so I'll just stop talking.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 21st, 2014, 9:02 am

Least we forget (or a reminder for those who have), the "plaza" across Hennepin from this RFP lot is the proposed Eclipse development (circled in red). So it's very likely that even if the Eclipse project doesn't happen (again), something will. Especially once something iconic and beautiful is proposed for the Nicollet block. I think it'll be a great force to get this space and the Ritz block to be even more beautiful. I'm excited!
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby m b p » October 21st, 2014, 10:59 am

KSTP story on the Nicollet Hotel Block:
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3595944.shtml
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby go4guy » October 21st, 2014, 11:58 am

I dont know much about Jacob Frey, but I sure am glad he is on the city council. Seems to have a good vision for Minneapolis.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby bapster2006 » October 27th, 2014, 8:53 am

Informational: pages 20-25 of the Oct 2014 version of the streetcar plans show alignment options for the nicollet hotel block.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 132173.pdf

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby go4guy » October 27th, 2014, 10:20 am

Does anyone know how big a traction substation would be? Would it be underground? Under the station?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 27th, 2014, 10:58 am

go4guy wrote:Does anyone know how big a traction substation would be? Would it be underground? Under the station?
Very similar to the current Blue/Green Line substations.
Here's an image of one from the DC H Street/Benning Road project:
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby twincitizen » October 27th, 2014, 11:03 am

The plans do specifically note that the TPSS would be integrated into any development on this block. For the rest of them however...that's not going to be a fun process finding places for them along Eat Street

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 27th, 2014, 11:14 am

twincitizen wrote:The plans do specifically note that the TPSS would be integrated into any development on this block. For the rest of them however...that's not going to be a fun process finding places for them along Eat Street

The plans show the proposed (subjet to change) locations of all the TPSSs along the route. There's one near the end @ Lake & Blaisdell, one at 24th on the back block of the McDonald's, then another at 15th in the current metered parking lot.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » November 3rd, 2014, 11:15 am

Noticed a site-office trailer on this block last night... Indicative of anything?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TTT » November 3rd, 2014, 11:17 am

^^Crazy. There's not even a proposal out yet, much less any plans brought to the city as far as we know.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby lordmoke » November 3rd, 2014, 11:51 am

It's probably for all the ongoing utility tunnel work under the adjacent intersection, home to some of the oldest pipes in the city.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Gman12 » November 3rd, 2014, 1:09 pm

That has been there all summer for the utility work thats going on under Washington. The deadline for proposals still isn't until Dec. 11th and a decision sometime next year.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TTT » November 4th, 2014, 12:09 pm

^^How is it decided if the proposals are public or not?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby HiawathaGuy » November 4th, 2014, 1:59 pm

TTT wrote:^^How is it decided if the proposals are public or not?
Every project proposed within the City of Minneapolis is public, whether it's an RFP from the City or a private company proposing something. Everything has to go before the Planning Commission and the full City Council for votes.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TTT » November 4th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Wow, that's a big deal. Definetely something to look forward to seeing soon.

nstudenski
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby nstudenski » November 6th, 2014, 2:27 pm

There was a pre-proposal meeting this morning. Did anyone happen to make it?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Nick » November 6th, 2014, 4:06 pm

Phil and I may/may not have gone and been the only non-businessey people there.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Nathan » November 6th, 2014, 5:09 pm

Nick wrote:Phil and I may/may not have gone and been the only non-businessey people there.
Ok. Is that all? Anything worth mentioning?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby PhilmerPhil » November 6th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Not really. Just a basic Q&A/info session for developers and architects to iron out the city's vision, which is essentially what we already know from media articles. One guy asked if there was a height maximum and the city staff person seemed to tell them that building anything taller than the IDS Center would be a political battle and that developers should try to keep it below the IDS. It seemed that may have been a personal desire though.


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